John Alec Boughtwood
John Alec Boughtwood, age 79, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday August 22nd, 2016. Visitation and life celebration is on Friday August 26th at the Gray Funeral Home (908-233-0143), 318 E. Broad Street, Westfield, N.J. from 4 to 8 p.m. Go to grayfuneralhomes.com for on line condolences.
A native of the United Kingdom, John was born in Billericay, Essex, in 1937 and was a veteran of the Royal Air Force. John and family moved to the United States in 1977 as part of a 40 plus year career in the reinsurance industry. Prior to his retirement in 2001, he was employed by Aon Benfield in New York City.
John was a great fan of jazz and classical music. He also loved sport (especially the New York Yankees) and had a life-long love of travel. He was blessed to have made many good friends on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.
Mr. Boughtwood is survived by a sister Margaret of Winchester, United Kingdom; a son, Timothy and fiancee Lesley of Long Branch, N.J. ; a son David and daughter-in-law Paula of East Greenbush, N.Y. and a daughter Kathryn of North Plainfield, N.J.; as well as four loving grandchildren Anna, Christopher, Ethan and Nicholas.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (nee Wells) in 1999. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) online at http://cpnj.org/how-to-help/ or:CPNJ, 220 South Orange Avenue, Suite 300, Livingston, NJ 07039